- Cristiano Ronaldo is said to be a self-obsessed player
- His former team-mate at Manchester United says his attitude made him a football god
- Mads Timm claims Ronaldo was bullied at the Premier League club
Mads Timm was Ronaldo’s team-mate at Premier League club Manchester United although the Danish star failed to make a single appearance at the club between 2002 and 2006.
According to Timm, self-obsession helped Ronaldo become what he is today as he was all about his personal success.
Ronaldo joined Manchester United from Portuguese side Sporting Lisbon for £12.24million in 2003, before moving on to Real Madrid in 2009.
Timm currently plays for Danish Serie 1 club Kerteminde Boldklub and he has disclosed that the four-time Ballon d’Or winner was bullied for his style of football as well as his hairstyle, but he stood his grounds.
“And in the end it was his "me, me, me" attitude that turned him into the footballing god he is today.
"He was quite extraordinary as a footballer, and as a person," Timm writes in his book Red Devil.
"Like me, he was bullied when he came to the club. With his hair - which he soon got clipped - and with his almost acrobatic attempt to impress the coaches.
"He could stand and do 10-15 step overs before he tried to dribble past the opponent.
"Pass now, just pass, dam-mit,' shouted Gary Neville and Ole Gunnar Solskjaer constantly to him when we had reserve team matches together.
"The special thing about Cristiano Ronaldo was that he immediately took the fight against the hierarchy. And he won it."
Legit.ng earlier reported that RB Salzburg, an Austrian club owned by Red Bull, are currently making waves in Europe and German star Oliver Kragl who spent two years playing against the club claims they can buy Cristiano Ronaldo.
The drinks company moved to acquire the team in 2005 and their successes on the pitch have skyrocketed having won eight of the last ten league titles. Salzburg have a huge reputation of acquiring young players and then they make huge profits after selling them.
Players like Sadio Mane, Erling Haaland and Naby Keita played at the club at different times.
Kragl insists that the club have the prowess to compete with top European clubs and can even purchase Juventus star Ronaldo.
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